Dec 6, 2012 4:00am PST
, superstorm sandy. it looks like those are coming down again. the big jobs report will be tomorrow, which will give us the real gauge of what's happen iin here. they expect only 77,000 jobs added. and the unemployment rate, they think, will tick back up to 8%. 77,000. why? because of superstorm sandy. you didn't have hiring, people getting jobs in the northeast because during that time the last month or so. >> jack welch right now, they went up after the election. >> those chicago people. >>> all morning we've been following major developments in both syria, in egypt and syria there are new fears that they could unleash nerve gas on some of the rebels. that's a report from nbc news, that syria is loading the component chemicals. cnn has not confirmed that report yet. egypt, protoasters have started to gather outside the presidential palace in cairo. lots of anger building after the new president gave himself extra powers. the protests were very violent last night. the clashes killed at least five people. nic burns, former u.s. ambassador to nato, now a professor of foreign relations. cnn
Dec 3, 2012 3:00pm EST
. >>> an improving economy and superstorm sandy turn out to be a boone for the automakers. >> one automaker did not beat expectations in terms of november auto sales. the automaker who fell short of estimates was general matter, an increase of 3.4%. 2% below what the street was expecting. some important stories that came out today from the auto industry. let's start with ford. 6.5% increase. the company today raising its production in north america for the first quarter by 11% up to 750,000. the most they have produced in the first quarter since 2006. general motors may cut production of its truckline because of bloated inventory. they're at 139 day supply. you want that down around 85 day supply. bmw and mini are on track to post best u.s. sales ever. today they increased 39% for the month of november. shares of automakers, despite positive news from ford, they were all down today. so, that's the latest with the automakers. by the way, we're expecting the monthly sales pace to come in above $15 million. we'll get that number here shortly. >> interesting story there. a lot of numbers moving up.
Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
asking congress for $60 billion for recover efforts following superstorm sandy. hard hit states asked for more than $80 billion. the october storm devastated much of the northeast. federal aid would go to victims and rebuilding projects. it's unclear if congress already in negotiations over how to balance the budget, will approve funding before breaking for the year. >>> secretary of state hillary y clinton has agreed to testify before the senate foreign relations committee about the benghazi attacks. september 11th all the on the u.s. consulate in libya left ambassador chris stephens and three others dead. clinton will testify before the 130th congress sometime in january. she's also agreed to testify before the house foreign affairs committee. i'm li elizabeth pren in new yo. for all the headlines, log onto foxnews.com. >>> a warning that some of our nation's biggest companies may be hoodwinking you, the taxpayers. major companies like gm taking advantage of all kinds of incentives and tax breaks from local and state governments, but are the communities, meaning you, the big losers.
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
superstorm sandy had an effect i can't tell you. what i can tell you is that this is a preliminary december read and all comps i'm giving you are final reads. this will change in a couple of weeks. on the surface, not a very good number. the response in the marketplace, not a huge response at this point but remember the market still trying to digest real from memory with regard to actual positives of the jobs report and it's a weekend. back to you. >> thanks a lot, rick. rick santelli. it does sort of point to a market that some argue is overly hedged. the rallies that nobody believes and firm on bad news as some say. >> the only thing i know is if you have capital losses, don't take them this year. more valuable next year. maybe that's why hewlett packard is going up. people aren't selling losers because they are worth more to sell next year against higher capital gains. >> have a great weekend. >> football. football. >> a great day. when we come back, a pair of exclusives on "squawk on the street." whirlpool ceo on jobs, the economy, the cliff and of course his company's red hot stock and
Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
to address the devastating impact that super-storm sandy had a run -- had on our regional transportation, the most widely new transportation network and unprecedented damage to our system and estimates of the damage have reached more than an $7 billion. across the regent, a train tunnels, stations, railyards all flooded with critical equipment ruined and some of that equipment, unfortunately, was barely know -- fairly new. these pieces of equipment have been rendered almost useless. we seem an almost incomprehensible of damage in this picture. a boat dragged across the new jersey transit tracks. roads and bridges were damaged, left littered with debris. the holland tunnel, a major commuter route facility, carries thousands of vehicles every day in new york city-owned it was flooded. the damage to our infrastructure did not just cause structural problems but it shut down a region. for many commuters, getting to work became a much longer, hardy was, and expensive experience. you can see why, from this picture at the hoboken have station. it's hard to believe the water was 6 feet high -- at
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
the november employment report at 8:30 eastern time. the job numbers are expected to be depressed by superstorm sandy. >>> we'll get instant analysis when the report comes out. >>> plus, a motor city makeover. >> what does opportunity look like? it looks like detroit. >> guest host dan gilbert on his efforts to revitalize detroit as the third hour of "squawk box" begins right now. >>> welcome back to "squawk box" here on cnbc. first in business worldwide. i'm joe kernen along with becky quick and steve liesman and andrew ross sorkin is off for one more day. our guest host dan gilbert, founder of quicken loans and owner of the cleveland cavaliers. we'll talk about a lot this hour but the big 50 is the november jobs report. it comes out at 8ky there. the dow jones news wire poll of forecasters, we thought this was so interesting we wanted to get a reaction shot of you. did you see how long you were on? we wanted you to -- we wanted a lot -- we wanted angst, we wanted suspense and disappointment. >> how did i do? >> i don't know. we were waiting for something. >> i didn't know i was on. >> you wer